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Echeveria colorata succulent care and propagation information

Echeveria colorata

This large clumping succulent has minty silver-green leaves with pink tips. As it grows, it produces many offsets which form a clumping mound. It grows easily, making it the perfect succulent for beginners. Watch for yellow blossoms in the spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings, leaves, and offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Echeveria colorata

Echeveria colorata is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it spreads out in clumps. Although it averages 8 inches (20 cm ) in diameter, mature rosettes can grow as large as 16 inches (40 cm).

Watering

Echeveria colorata has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Echeveria colorata is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

Pairs Well With

Haworthiopsis ‘Baccata’

How to Propagate Echeveria colorata

Echeveria colorata can be propagated from stem cuttings, leaves, and offsets.

Cuttings

To grow Echeveria colorata from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate Echeveria colorata from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.

Offsets

Echeveria colorata will produce offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

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